PK (world premiere) for enhanced orchestra and chorus
BBC Concert Orchestra + Cornwall/London Orchestras
This new work is composed for musicians from Cornwall and London alongside the BBC Concert Orchestra. Graham has chosen to base this piece around cable connectivity, both the historic telegraphic network and the current fibre-optic cable one. For many years the cove of Porthcurno in the far west of Cornwall was central to global connectivity. It was the exit point for the first submarine cable linking the UK to India and at one time was the world's largest cable station with 14 cables running worldwide linking the UK with all the major continents. Graham's home is close to this site and he is interested in the role that a tiny remote settlement in rural England had with a global communication system which persists still today.